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Poster: Gr8tefloyd Date: Nov 9, 2005 1:36am
Forum: etree Subject: Jerry and Grisman....

I love Jerry and Grisman acoustic jams.
I just bought a mandolin and need to listen to more bluegrass/folk to get me motivated to learn.

Are there any bands on this site that are similar? Preferably Acoustic, or is there anybody out there that has some acoustic stuff that they have to give up?

Any Dead shows that are acoustic w/ mandolins involved?
Thanks guys, rock on.
-Gr8tefloyd

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Poster: dire--wolf Date: Nov 13, 2005 7:43am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....

jerry on broadway. good shows.

http://www.jerrygarcia.com/broadway.html

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Poster: jhender501 Date: Nov 13, 2005 7:57am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....


"I'm gonna call all your bosses!"

Jerry at one of the matinee shows


Jim

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Poster: greathouse Date: Nov 14, 2005 7:52am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....

Lots of mando players, great to see (er....... hear). Love all the refrences. Dawg, Thile, ....... Ever hear Peter Ostrousko? OR jam along with Irish compilations? (Gaelic Storm or Solas) Seamus Egan is a hell of an eye opener.

Do yourselves a favor, research some of these folks on the web. Find some of their works (I mean play). You won't regret the efforts. Rockin' Mando "to the Max". Blues mando to the brink, now that's motivation.

Anybody else out there notice the photo of Johnny Winter playing mando on the back cover of the Still Alive and Well album from '73?

Live Music is Better, Bumper Stickers Should Be Issued !!!!

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Poster: Phynie Date: Nov 14, 2005 8:35am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....

Peter Ostrousko is great. Solas and Gaelic Storm also are fine bands. I was actually in Ireland a few months back and was thrilled to death with the musical culture over there. Dublin was awesome for music. So many local folks just playing great traditional music. I brought a recorder and got some on tape so I could go home and work it out.
Oh and another artist who plays in this vein (and many others) is Tim O'Brien.

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Poster: JodyC Date: Nov 9, 2005 5:00am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....

Have you watched the Grateful Dawg dvd? I would think being able to watch them play would be helpful, plus its a good dvd about the two of them.Would make a fine xmas present to yourself!

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Poster: Phynie Date: Nov 9, 2005 1:48am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....

oh, and you are amond fellow mandolin players too! I have been playing for four years. I actually got into it after hearing the pizza tapes. My band plays a bunch of dead songs as well as many jazz standards.
As far as dead inspiration, check out that 9-20 show as well as the 80 run at the warfield and radio city music hall. There is like a month worth of shows that all have the first set acoustic. Listening to one of those sets always lites my fire. enjoy!

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Poster: Street Pig Date: Nov 9, 2005 3:15am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....

Check out Acoustic Syndicate
Also on gdlive.com, check out numerous Jer shows with David

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Poster: Hatta Date: Nov 18, 2005 1:37am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....

Hey, you're really gonna want to check out this band "Old and in the Way" that Jerry and David had with Vassar Clements and Peter Rowan (both former bluegrass boys with Bill Monroe).

There are a few acoustic GD shows with David Nelson (new riders of the purple sage) on mandolin. But IIRC, these are pretty poor sound quality. If you really want good acoustic dead, pick up the album Reckoning.

The archive isn't the best place for bluegrass music, but there's still some great stuff. The Del McCoury band is hands down the best bluegrass band going, and Ronnie McCoury on the mandolin. You might be interested in the Paper Mill Creek Rounders with David Nelson. Larry Keel is worth checking out.

They say Jerry got the idea of letting people tape Dead shows by seeing the tradition at bluegrass concerts. So thankfully, we have lots of extant recordings of the greats, they're just not on the archive. The real treasure troves of bluegrass on the internet are bluegrassbox.com and thespss.com. Enjoy!

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Poster: Phynie Date: Nov 9, 2005 1:45am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....

check out 9-20-70. the acoustic set is with grisman on mandolin. soooo nice!

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Poster: Cosmic Coyote Date: Nov 10, 2005 4:14am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....and more...MANDO!

You're getting good advise. Similar boat I'm in. Bass for 25 years, mandolin since last Xmas. Lovin it!

Definitely check out:
Old School Freight Train

Also good mando on:

Hit and Run Bluegrass
Broke Mountain Bluegrass
Thamusement
Blueground undergrass
Almost Acoustic Band
Big Daddy Bluegrass
RailRoad Earth
Alison Krauss/Union Station
Mando Artists+ to check out:

Chris Thile
Michael Marshall
Dave Grisman
Sam Bush
Matt Flinner (going to see him this Friday! Wohoo!)
Ricky Skaggs
Tony Rice / Norman Blake
Del McCourey
Doc and Merle Watson
Dan Timinsky


Of COURSE any footage or work by Bill Monroe - you should get your hands on.

You should visit www.mandolincafe.com
They have a number of MP3's by various Mandolin artists which can open a whole worth of styles and forms to you. Plus they've got a bunch of lessons online. Way kewl!

feel free to email if you want to chat Mandolin Music!
cachetrash@earthlink.net

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Poster: Phynie Date: Nov 10, 2005 8:47am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....and more...MANDO!

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
another cafe member! All mandolin players should come to the cafe. It is the coolest community of mandolin players in the universe!

Some other artists that you should listen to are mike compton who could be found on a bunch of John Hartford shows at bluegrass box. Yonder mountain string band for sure if you like the jams. I think they are on the archive. Don Stiernberg if you like jazz. And Jethro burns if you like any kind of music at all. Don't know if you can download all of em', but if you can, you must! :)

String cheese has a mandolin too. Electric, but a mandolin nonetheless!

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Poster: droncit Date: Nov 11, 2005 3:43am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....and more...MANDO!

Got to agree with Phynie -

Jethro Burns is classic. Only a few of his shows around, but several albums you can get on Grisman's label (and some old LPs I got a long, long time ago).

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Poster: Chris Rooney Date: Nov 14, 2005 3:33pm
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....and more...MANDO!

Jethro Also appears on Steve Goodman's DVD... He was a friend of Steve's and plays on a few of the songs. It's amazing to watch him play, He doesn't even look like he's trying. Also, If you don't know Steve, he's a great Acoustic player and an amazing songwriter, He is truly missed.

Enjoy!

--I am but a drummer who dreams of mandolins...

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Poster: kmiko Date: Nov 9, 2005 6:33am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....

definitely the 9/20/70 show, remastered wonderfully, some of it with grisman and david nelson on mando.
check out Railroad Earth for sure, 8/8/04, 7/3/05, to get you started.

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Poster: Phynie Date: Nov 11, 2005 5:49am
Forum: etree Subject: Re: Jerry and Grisman....

Oh and dig this! I ran across this site a while back. Cool stuff all about Jer and Dawg.
http://www.themusicarchive.com/garcia/gratefuldawg.htm